Current Issue

Feb. 9, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 7


Interviews with Goheen available on the Web

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

Four hour-long videos of interviews with ­former Princeton president Robert Goheen ’40 *48 are now available on the website of Mudd Library, at Goheen, who died in 2008, was Princeton’s most influential modern president,...Read more

Eating-club selection plan wins support, then is put off

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

A plan to modify the eating-club selection process won the support of eight of the 10 clubs, but less than three weeks before the start of bicker, the changes were put off for a year. All clubs but Ivy and Charter had agreed to the proposal by the end of...Read more

Getting in: Longer odds as applications rise (again)

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

The University announced Jan. 19 that it had received 27,115 applications for the Class of 2015, up 3.3 percent from a year ago. The number set a record for the seventh year in a row, though the percentage increase was smaller than at most other Ivy...Read more

$500,000 payment to Princeton Township

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

The University has agreed to make a $500,000 contribution to Princeton Township this year, citing its increased presence in the township as a result of construction projects including Frick Chemistry Lab and the Butler College dorms. The University already...Read more

Jones: From ‘sink or swim’ to ‘we turn to each other’

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

Former White House adviser Van Jones cited the impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill as he called for a more just and environmentally aware society during the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 17. Jones said...Read more

The no-loan pledge, a decade later

More students receive financial aid, and more offered aid are choosing to enroll

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

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How to stamp out evil

Stress honor, not morality, Kwame Anthony Appiah argues

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

Philosophy professor Kwame Anthony Appiah is one of Princeton’s most distinguished public intellectuals. Raised in Ghana, educated in England, he jets around the globe giving lectures on how philosophical ideas apply to everyday life. The title of his...Read more

More faculty books

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

Robert L. Tignor, a ­professor emeritus of history who has lived in Egypt, provides a sweeping narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River ­valley 5,000 years ago to the present day in Egypt: A Short History...Read more

Learning from a master choreographer

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

The 16 undergraduates who were preparing the work “Continuous Replay” for this month’s spring dance festival had a special guest at their rehearsal Jan. 18: the co-creator of that seminal dance, critically acclaimed director, dancer, and choreographer Bill...Read more

FYI: Findings

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

Lap happy   Cats rely on fluid inertia to drink, rapidly drawing up a column of liquid instead of using their tongues like ladles, as previously thought, according to research by Princeton engineer Jeffrey Aristoff and colleagues from MIT and Virginia...Read more

From Princeton’s vault: Art of a bird-watching poet

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

What: Obscure today, John Peale Bishop ’17 once shone in a literary ­triumvirate with classmate F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson ’16. Poetry was his career, but art and bird-watching were lifelong hobbies, as these colorful 1936 watercolors attest. As...Read more

In Brief

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

The new year began tragically on the Princeton campus with the DEATHS OF TWO STUDENTS. Khristin Kyllo, an 18-year-old freshman from Vienna, Va., was found dead in her Forbes College dorm room the morning of Jan. 13. The University said that Kyllo, a member...Read more

In Memoriam

Published in the Feb. 9, 2011, issue

ROBERT J. CLARK *74, a Princeton professor emeritus of art and archaeology who helped to spur the revival of the Arts and Crafts movement, died Jan. 4 at home in Lafayette, Calif., after a lengthy illness. He was 73. Clark was a member of the faculty ...Read more
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